Dawn Porter offers up a heartfelt, accessible tribute to one of Congress’ most stalwart Civil Rights leaders.
IFC’s irreverently absurd Soul Train pastiche returns for a one-off special as inventive as it is occasionally overlong.
Channing Godfrey Peoples makes her debut with an emotional, inspiring tale of the complicated roads Black women must walk in America.
Spike Lee explores the painful history of Blackness in American warfare with this lengthy, but gripping, Vietnam epic.
Isaac Julien’s British coming-of-age drama centers Black and Queer people in all their complexities.
Lambasted at the time for not being direct enough about race, HBO’s animated short takes on new significance in a post-BLM America.
The star of Chewing Gum returns with a riveting new series that illuminates society’s indictment of Black bodies.
In the wake of the series finale, we look back on what made Viola Davis’ character so iconic.
Annie Silverstein’s delicate, uncompromising drama uses the subculture of Black rodeo to paint an aching picture of loss, time and poverty.
Spike Lee’s Kickstarted remake of Ganja & Hess is more interesting than its negative reception belies.
Spike Lee’s filmed version of the Broadway rock musical captures the immediacy of the show in his own imitable style.
Mary Mazzio’s inspirational sports doc is as empowering as it is occasionally muddled.
Black cinema (and American cinema as a whole) hasn’t been the same since the release of Spike Lee’s revolutionary New York drama.
Spike Lee’s third film is a caustic, exuberant exploration of the politics of race in the ’80s, from colorism to the effectiveness of activism.
Spike Lee’s 1986 debut is a bold, if shaggy, milestone for the history of Black cinema.
For the month of March, we look back at the vibrant, confrontational, incisive work of one of American filmmaking’s most iconic figures.
Sam de Jong’s vibrant, raw indie offers an effortlessly dynamic showcase for its model-turned-actress star.
Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield look at their romance through the lens of the past in Stella Meghie’s sumptuous drama.